The Wondrous Mr Wooding

In case you haven’t come across his books yet, it’s high time I recommended an author who consistently writes some of the finest action fantasy around right now: Chris Wooding.

The first book of his I read was his deliciously twisted ‘phaerie’ tale Poison – and I’ve been reading and enjoying everything by him that I can get my hands on ever since. To pick just a few:

His manga-tastic Broken Sky trilogy is an absolute blast.

His fantastical prison break thriller The Fade

…is a taut, slick, stylish tour de force. But, me? I’m currently waiting to get my hands on THIS:

It’s The Black Lung Captain, book two of his Tales of the Ketty Jay – out just this week. Like lots of other people (notably the judges of the Arthur C. Clarke Award last year, for which it was shortlisted) I was swept off my feet by the pirates-in-airships, smuggling-and-swashbuckling shenanigans of book one of the Tales, Retribution Falls

…so I’m very excited! Chris Wooding is an author whose books I open with gleeful anticipation, wondering what he’s come up with this time: once you’ve tried one, I think you’ll start to do the same.


Previously: An Unusual Choice – Graham Joyce ; The Magnificent Mr Carey

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One Comment on "The Wondrous Mr Wooding"

  1. Darren
    30/07/2010 at 3:43 pm Permalink

    I agree with you, Chris Wooding is a very talented writer with a great imagination. The first book of his that I read was The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray and his vision of an alternate London blew me away. I am yet to read Retribution Falls – it is on my must-read-by-the-end-of-the-summer-holidays pile.

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